Andrew Rooney (1919–2011)


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Andy Rooney was born in Albany in January 1919 and grew up in the Capital District (of NYS), the son of Walter and Elinor (Reynolds) Rooney. He attended Colgate Academy. In 1941, at the age of 22 he was drafted into the Army and was posted to London, where he began writing for Stars and Stripes, the US armed forces newspaper and later in the war ... See full bio »

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(1968)
60 Minutes Writer
(1968-2018)
(1975)

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 1976 Mr. Rooney Goes to Dinner (TV Movie documentary) (script)
 1975 The American Parade (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
  CBS Reports (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 1974) (writer - 2 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
- The Colleges (1974)
- An Essay on Woman (1968) ... (writer)
- Barry Goldwater's Arizona (1967) ... (writer)
 1970 Harry and Lena (TV Special) (writer - uncredited)
 1968 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... (writer - segment "What Christ Looked Like")
 1968 Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 Of Black America (TV Mini Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Body and Soul (1968) ... (as Andrew A. Rooney)
- Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed (1968) ... (as Andrew A. Rooney)
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Other Works:

(book) Pieces of My Mind See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Andrew A. Rooney | Andy Rooney

Spouse:

Marguerite Howard  (her death)  (4 children)
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Personal Quote:

As someone who never misses a Giants game myself, I want to talk about the IQ of football fans. See more »

Trivia:

While a reporter for "Stars & Stripes" during WWII, Rooney covered the incident used in Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories: The Mission (1985) episode of Amazing Stories (1985). The lower turret gunner of a B-17 is stuck in the ball (ventral) turret as the plane comes in for a belly (without wheels) landing. In real life, the ball gunner was killed on landing. See more »

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